palmOne has just announced that the Treo 600 smart phone is now available through AT&T Wireless.
This cellular-wireless device is available from AT&T Wireless for $550. Those who start a new service plan qualify for a $50 instant rebate. The Treo 600 can be purchased through AT&T Wireless’ various sales channels and online from Handspring.com.
For a limited time, palmOne is also offering all Treo communicator owners the ability to upgrade to a Treo 600 smartphone for only $399. This offer is available only from Handspring.com. This offer is good only until December 15.
This smart phone is in high demand and orders placed today won’t arrive for several weeks.
The Treo 600 is also already available from Sprint PCS and Cingular. palmOne expects T-Mobile to begin offering it in the near future.
An Overview of the Treo 600
The Treo 600 is a major upgrade and redesign of Handspring’s smart phone line. It offers the latest version of the Palm OS and more memory in a smaller casing. It also includes a camera and an SD slot.
The Treo 600 series runs Palm OS 5.2.1 on a 144 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. It has 32 MB of RAM, of which 22 MB to 25 MB will be available to the user, depending on the set-up chosen by the wireless providers that offering it.
The Treo 600 is actually the name for a whole series of new smart phones from palmOne. This includes both CDMA and GSM/GPRS versions. The version being offered by At&T is a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) world phone that allows customers to make and receive calls on GSM/GPRS networks worldwide.
“In today’s competitive environment, business customers with the ability to stay connected to their information while mobile have a clear advantage over those who don’t,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of business data solutions at AT&T Wireless. “With the Treo 600, mobile professionals now have access to one of the most advanced smartphones available — and a simple and powerful solution to access corporate information throughout North America and across the globe.”
Like previous Treo models, the Treo 600 series has a 160-by-160 pixel color screen. The new models are significantly smaller than their predecessors at 4.41 by 2.36 by .87 inches. The casing design and coloration will vary between service providers.
The Treo 600 was designed by Handspring, but this company recently merged with Palm Inc. to become palmOne.